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When I start eating normally again, will the weight come back?

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Hey everyone! I just started on the slow-carb diet this week, and so far so good! I have been sticking to the plan, and feeling really great. I also exercise quite a bit-- going back and forth between hot yoga and cardio/weights. This diet seems very similar to the Adkins diet, just from what I have read about it because I ...

30 min breakfast... after waking up or after getting up?

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Ok... I know this is probably a dumb question but anyway... I usually put my alarm clock and it takes me around 30 min to actually get up. The best 30 min of my day by the way. Problem is that normally I'm always late for the 30 min range for breakfast... if you count that after waking up. I have tried to look for the scie...

In praise of Cheat Day

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A million years ago (in my 20s) I did Atkins with great success. It was my first dieting experience, and maybe because of that I found it easy and sustainable - for awhile. After losing 60 lbs in about 8 months, although I had more to go, I felt comfortable, and once I got over an initial "fear" of eating carbs again, I let ...

Minimize binge day damage with prunes

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i discovered that I feel 100% better the day after binge day if I eat 100-200gr prunes (depending on body size) as my last snack on binge day. Tim suggest using caffeine as a mild laxative, but that doesn't work for me. I hate feeling bloated and sluggish post binge day and prunes have seemed to fix that problem. They elimi...

Willy my body get used to the slow Carb Cycle and then in turn not burn Fat?

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This Still all seems like a lot of Hocus Pocus to me.... but I have been doing it for a week and a half, preparing for my second Cheat/Binge day, and I have already lost over Ten Lbs. But I am afraid that my body will become conditioned to this predictable cycle and I will no Longer benefit from this diet, and Cheat Day wil...

GET OVER THE CHEAT DAY WEIGHT!

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Second week in a row that it takes me 3 full days to get down to my pre-cheat day weight (mon, tues, wednes) This morning finally down to 279 again. I have been pushing water like crazy, 1.5-2 gallons a day. But what I wonder is, how long it takes most of you to get over the cheat day weight? Can we make this faster? Afteral...

My Then and Now - 50 Days In

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Believe it or not, until I had pictures taken I could NOT see any change in myself. The scales and the tape measure said I was changing but I just couldn't "see" it. I really recommend taking pictures like these to confirm. Start Date December 29th 2010 - weight 93.3 kg (205.6lbs) - body fat % 45.3 (horrifying!) Pictures ta...

Fat intake

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Is anyone managing their fat intake of 4hb? I like to use oilive oil and I know fat is essential, but the book didn't really say how much to use or how little to use. Just curious. Thanks for your help!

two cheat days in a row...

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So this past weekend I went to a game lodge in Limpopo, South Africa; it was incredible but not very conducive to sticking to a slow carb diet. So the diet kinda went out the window and although it did fall over cheat day, the cheat day became two days as opposed to one. So today I have started over. Hoping the damage from...

How are you getting your cinnamon?

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I've come up with the perfect recipe for tapioca pudding that's slow carb, gets you your daily deliverance of cinnamon, gives you 30 g of protein, has no sugar, tastes delicious, and is pure amazing! Not sure if anyone else is using them, but the secret is chia seeds! I friend told me about them a month ago, and since then...

Eating intervals

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Hi" I know book says should at eat about 4 hour intervals, I have breakfast about 6.30 but won't have lunch til 12 o'clock. As I have a big 4hb breakfast, I'm not too hungry before that. Afraid can't have lunch at work any earlier. Even though don't need, should I have a snack or 5 and half hours between meals going to have...

Peanut Butter Binge

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Last night I couldn't resist and ate at least 3 servings of peanut butter (6 tablespoons). That's 600+ calories and has tons of carbs. I know PB is allowed (in small quantities) on SCD...but I went way too far and finished the jar. How much damage do you think I did?

Should I worry about trace amounts of sugar?

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Many items I'm coming across contain small or trace amounts of sugar, how should I deal with these? Are they allowed? If I end up eating a total of 3-4g of sugar per day, will this kill the slow carb diet? I'm having trouble finding pure no-sugar foods. Examples: Chipotle Tabasco Sauce: ingredients list contains 'sugar', b...

How many eggs can I safely eat a day?

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I am a vegetarian and my main source of protein is eggs. I love eggs and I usually eat at least four whole free range eggs a day, sometimes mixing with organic. Am I going to dye?

1st binge day - I seem irritable and lethargic

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So, halfway into binge day 1...I seem to be snapping at the kids ...but I am also feeling kinda lazy. Is this normal? *also noticed that I'm not as into crappy food as I thought I would be ...oh and I had "a non binge breakfast"

Time to incooporate exercise?

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I used to go to the gym a lot, roughly 3-4x a week and usually did weights followed by 20-30mins running and 10 mins cycling. That was back when I managed to get from 228-around 140lbs. However when I stopped I lost some of the muscle I built up and a large part of my weight loss, despite still being active, was probably mus...

How much fat do you lose per day?

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I want to know whether I'm on the right track. I lose between 0,3-0,4 Kilo per day. How much do you lose?

Stopping SCD to restart fat loss?

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Do you guys think its possible to get off SCD for an extended period of time, say, a month, in order to restart its heavy fat loss in the initial diet part? The reason I am asking is because I have plateaued (not losing much on SCD) and the one time I plateaued hard (albeit because of cheating often) and I got back on the d...

I'm MAD at LOMAD!!

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Sorry, that's the best title I could come up with. LOMAD. Liter of Milk a Day. Have you done it? Did your BF% increase, stay the same.... OR did it drop? GOMAD. Gallon of Milk a Day Did you do it without puking? Photos would be a great help! (not of the puking-- of your body changes!! sickos)

what should you do if you slip up during a slow carb day?

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I have been traveling this week for business and didn't prep well for my 8hr flights. I was week and had some carbs in my dinner and after dinner (yogurt, bag of "pop chips". my cheat isn't supposed to be for a two more days and I ate well the rest of the day. Should I count this as my cheat day? Does anyone have suggesti...

How much steak is too much?

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Lately I have been indulging myself in beef, and tons of it. Before, I was buying frozen steaks (NoName's, 6oz cutlets) but now I have been exploring fresh cuts from my local market. I could eat them every single day if I wanted to, but usually stick to about 4 times a week (not including any burrito bowls I get that week. ...

Is it normal to feel bloated?

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I'm on day 6 of the scd. Loving it, loving how I've nourished I've been feeling. Having less 'high's and low's' then I usually do. Haven't had any weight loss yet or changes in my body as far as losing inches, I know this may take some time. Is it normal to feel a little bloated from having such a large (30g of protein) ...

Guilt on Cheat day?

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I feel really guilty today and havent really eaten only a bagel- DOES anyone else get the cheat day guilt?!?!

cheat day 2 days

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well i blew it on christmas ;( cheat dat was on sat but i took it to sunday to ;( but back on track today;) hope everybody had a great christmas;)

Lentils, how to make them taste good for breakfast

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Any hints to make lentils taste good for breakfast? Ive only just started to try the slow carb diet. I tried some today with scrambled egg and really didnt like them. Any hints how to make them nice? thank Jon